THE MYSTERY of the identities of Gog and his minions has been the subject of debate for more than 2,500 years. We tackle it in this week’s Bible study.
In a nutshell, we arrive at these conclusions:
- When he named Persia, Cush, and Put along with a coalition of smaller nations from the north, Ezekiel was actually prophesying that the entire world will come against Israel in the end times.
- Gomer, Meshech, Tubal, and Beth-Togarmah were nations in what is now Turkey.
- While Sharon believes the Hebrew word rosh is a proper name in this context (Derek does not), Russia is not in view here at all.
- The phrase “uttermost parts of the north” (Hebrew yarkǝtê ṣāpôn) points to Mount Zaphon, a mountain in Turkey sacred to the storm-god who was called Baal (Hadad) by the Canaanites, Zeus by the Greeks, and Tarhunz or Teshub by the other nations mentioned by Ezekiel.
- Since Isaiah identifies that mountain as the mount of assembly of the divine rebel from Eden (Isaiah 14:13), we identify Gog as Satan, who apparently manifested to the ancient world as a storm-god.
- The prophecy of Ezekiel was directed at the spirits behind the end-times enemy of God and Israel: Satan (Gog), Leviathan (Antichrist), and the Rephaim (the hordes of Gog).
We’re sure we don’t have all the answers to this puzzle, but it’s fascinating trying to identify the pieces!
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